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The early years Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and DeloresJordan He was born February 17 1963 in Brooklyn The Jordans felt that the streets ofBrooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family of five children Instead of trying to endurethe streets of Brooklyn the Jordan family moved to Wilmington North Carolina Jamesgot a job in Wilmington as a mechanic and Delores got a job as a teller at United CarolinaBank The Jordans always stressed the value of manners to their children The aboveexamples typified Michael Jordans early years Michaels first love Michael always had aneye for baseball He played as an outfielder and as a pitcher When he was twelve he wasthe top player in his league Michael had his picture placed in the Morning Star which isWilmingtons newspaper By the age of fifteen he wasnt the star in baseball he once wasHe was still very good but he had lost some of his focus Later in his high school careerhe dropped baseball to pursue another interest Basketball and Michael When Michaelwas younger he adopted the game of basketball Mike used to work with his father in thegarage While working with his father Michael picked up the habit of sticking his tongueout in an intense situation When Michael reached the ninth grade he tried out forbasketball Coach Lynch Michaels coach cut Michael which in turn may have made thebest player alive today Michael then took practicing basketball to another level He playedhis brother Larry whenever he could Michael never expected what would come in thenear future The College Years Michael Jordan went to the University of North Carolinaas a basketball recruit Even though Jordan at 65 was a man with potential he stillstudied very hard in an attempt to get a good education while competing in sports Mikewasnt expected to be a star of the Tar Heels since they had players such as JamesWorthy Sam Perkins and Al Wood By
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